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February 28, 2020
As White House fixates on China threats, other research priorities languish
Source: National Journal
Journalist Brendan Bordelon
The White House’s budget proposal for science and technology research met with disapproval from Democrats on the House Science Committee Thursday, with lawmakers pressing President Trump’s top science coordinator on massive proposed cuts to a number of federal research projects.
Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, tried to impress lawmakers with the administration’s plan to increase funding for the development of artificial intelligence and quantum information science—two areas where the Chinese government has invested significantly in recent years.
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